College Goal N.D. set at area schoolsWorking through the mound of paperwork it takes to get to college can be confusing. Many people find the FAFSA form which is required to apply for financial aid to be challenging.
Working through the mound of paperwork it takes to get to college can be confusing. Many people find the FAFSA form which is required to apply for financial aid to be challenging.
College Goal North Dakota offers free events where volunteers and financial aid experts come together to help students complete important online applications and answer questions about college financial aid opportunities. This year, 21 College Goal events will be held throughout the state during March.
Along with the assistance in FAFSA completion, participants are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship donated by Bank of North Dakota College Planning Center.
Among the College Goal North Dakota events, several are planned in this area. They are being held at the following locations:
* Carrington: March 17, 2 to 5 p.m., Carrington High School
* Fargo: March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rasmussen College
* Kulm: March 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Kulm High School
* Linton: March 17, 2 to 5 p.m., Linton High School
“Students and parents should bring their Social Security numbers, 2012 Federal Tax Return, W-2, other income records, driver’s license and other valid ID. With this information, participants should be able to complete and submit the FAFSA,” said Katie Nettell, College Goal North Dakota chairperson and financial aid director at Lake Region State College.
To learn more about College Goal North Dakota and specific time and site information, visit www.college goalnd.org or call toll free 800-554-2717.
College Goal Sunday was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education.
This year’s effort in North Dakota is coordinated by the North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators with grant funding from Lumina Foundation and volunteer support from School Counselors Association, TRIO, Vocational Rehabilitation and other organizations.